I’d seen Illustrated Ireland member Brian Fitzgerald’s excellent submission for Sharp Suits previously, and have admired his work for some time. The line work is playful, and the textures and colours are always beautiful. The processes people use to create and illustrate has always fascinated me, so I was pretty happy yesterday to find a great step-by-step of the process of putting his Sharp Suits submission together.
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Opening 6pm – 8pm, Thursday 1st December 2011
The Copper House Gallery
off Synge Street, Dublin 8
The recent ‘Revolution’ Illustration at Fire Competition was the second disbursement of the Fire €150,000 Arts Fund. Following judging and determination of the ten finalists, The Copper House Gallery will be exhibiting the short-listed and winning illustrations. The overall winner and runners-up will be announced on the night of the exhibition launch.
The ten ‘Revolution’ finalists are Sharon Bruton, Derry Dillon, Jennifer Farley, and Illustrators Ireland members Brian Gallagher, Matthew Griffin, Kevin McSherry, Padhraig Nolan, Steve Simpson, Mario Sughi and Donough O’Malley.
Leszek, Maureen and all at Fire have pleasure in inviting you to the official opening of The Copper House Gallery and to the unveiling of their exciting new €150,000 Arts Initiative.
Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Jimmy Deenihan T.D. will officially open the gallery and will launch the first element of the Arts Awards – a competition for illustrators.
Opening show is next 27th September 2011 with an exhibition of work by members of the Illustrators Guild of Ireland.
For more information click here
We do hope you will join us!
The Copper House,
T: 01 478 4088
Congratulations to Mark Wickham for winning the Three Mobile Blank Canvas Competition.
Three have just announced an exciting new illustration competition to mark their re-branding.
Three will be using some of Ireland’s leading professional illustrators in their upcoming campaigns but they’re also supplementing that commitment with an exciting competition open to all but certainly appealing to young design & illustration professionals, recent graduates and students.
Each artist must respond to the simple brief http://www.three.ie/blankcanvas and upload their entry to the site.
All entries will be featured in a gallery style website along with all entrants contact details.
The first prize is 2000euro, an iPhone 4 on the Three network and your work on a limited edition iPhone 4 cover! Which seems to be enough of an incentive to enter to me but your work could also be featured in a future full campaign too. This is definitely one of those rare cases where entering will actually be good for your portfolio and your bank balance!
The three category winners will receive 500euro each and be featured in a launch event in a Dublin exhibition space coinciding with the announcement of the overall winner.
BRENB (that’s me!) will also act as a mentor for the winner, to assess their portfolio and to advise on how to further their career.
The judging panel will be made up of BRENB/Bren Byrne – Illustrator and director of The Small Print, Elaine Carey – Sales and Marketing Director for Three & Shay Madden – Creative Director with McCann Erickson.
You can visit the full competition site at http://www.three.ie/blankcanvas for details on the brief and how to enter.
The deadline of January 7th is fast approaching for the annual Communication Arts Illustration Competition. Any Illustration first printed or produced within the last twelve months prior to the deadline is eligible. Full Details.
Heineken ran a competition recently for artists to design their own bottle inspired by their city (Dublin, Cork or Galway).
The winning illustrations on the bottle were then put onto a wall in their city. This is the video for the Dublin competition winner James Earley where he shares his inspiration for the design on Drury Street.